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IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced the election results for four board of director positions.

Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

EarlySense EarlySense System

EarlySense provides contact-free, continuous monitoring solutions across the health care continuum. Used worldwide in hospitals, rehab and skilled nursing facilities, the patented sensor sits underneath a bed mattress and wirelessly monitors patients’ heart and respiratory rates more than 100 times per minute. This real time data enables clinical staff to identify patient deterioration earlier and prevent potential adverse events such as falls and decubitus (pressure ulcers), while allowing recognition of changes in vital signs that might indicate onset of sepsis, opioid-induced respiratory depression and other preventable forms of deterioration/failure to recuse. The solution is used to monitor all non-ICU patients who today are only manually spot checked.

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